By Jags Goldie Last updated: 22nd October 2022



Jags Goldie
Last updated: 22nd October 2022

The Basschshund, often misspelled as Basschund, is created by cross-breeding two of the most popular purebreds in the world – a Basset Hound and a Dachshund. The medium-sized dog, with its lively nature and noble appearance, is regarded as a great family companion. The confident little Basschshund, like its parent breeds, has a long muscular body, an elongated head with its eyes having an intelligent look, drooping ears, and short legs.

Basschshund Dog Pictures

Quick Information

Other namesBasset Hound-Dachshund Mix
CoatShort, smooth, shiny
ColorLight Brown/Golden, Brown and White, Black and Brown
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Group of BreedHound Dog
Lifespan8-15 years
Weight25-45 lbs (11.3-20.4 kg)
Size and HeightSmall; 10-12 inches
TemperamentEnergetic, loving, gentle, clever, occasionally stubborn
Good with ChildrenYes
Country Originated inThe USA
Competitive Registration/ Qualification InformationIDCR, DDKC, ACHC, DBR, DRA

Video: Basset Hound Dachshund Mix

Temperament and Behavior

The Basschshund dogs are known to be fearless, intelligent, and full of energy but may act too hastily at times. When faced with certain tasks, they like to do them in their own ways without being instructed. Because of their independent, playful, and entertaining nature, they are often regarded as mischief-makers. Like most hounds, the Basschshund may show stubbornness with an instinct to chase small animals and toys.

They remain close to their family and love to be cuddled. If introduced to the kids and other household animals early, these dogs get along well with them. Since they have an inherent suspicious nature, they can be aggressive towards strangers. These brave and alert pets warn their owners of intruders, which makes them a great watchdog.



The Basset Hound Dachshund mix has enough energy and strength to continue its activities for a long time. It not just enjoys taking walks or playing outdoors but also keeps itself busy with its playful mischief inside the house. It is suitable for living in a small apartment provided it gets a good amount of regular exercise. To meet its need for activity, you can take your pet out for half-mile walks twice a day. You may take it to a dog park for an active game of fetch if you are short on time.


A gentle rubdown with a hound glove or brush will keep your Basschshund’s coat in top condition. Since it does not shed too much, a weekly brushing is sufficient to remove loose or dead hairs. It needs an occasional bath unless it has an unpleasant smell. Ear infections could be an issue with this breed as its long hanging ears prevent proper circulation of air in its inner ear. Therefore, clean your pet’s ears every week with a vet-recommended ear cleansing solution. Keep your dog’s nails neatly trimmed and brush its teeth 3-4 times a week.

Health Problems

The Basschshund dog is prone to having intervertebral disc disease, a problem of its back that can cause paralysis. Stop your pet from jumping off furniture and from any other higher places in the house. Always support your dog’s back, even when you hold it. Like all deep-chested dogs, the Dachshund/Basset Hound mix can be affected by gastric torsion or bloating. This condition can be life-threatening if not treated immediately. Some of the symptoms of bloat include excessive drooling, retching, depression, restlessness, weakness, rapid heart rate, and a swollen abdomen. If these signs occur, take it to the vet immediately.


The Basschshunds are quick learners, but they need proper motivation. Use their favorite toys or treats to catch their attention. Do not extend the training sessions by using the same instructions repeatedly. They might quickly become bored, so training should be made more fun and interesting. Housetraining these dogs can be a challenging task, so be patient and persistent in your approach. As the puppies are typically rambunctious, early socialization, obedience, and crate training will help them learn basic etiquettes of living with a family.


These dogs have the tendency to put on weight, which often causes problems at their joints and back. Therefore, monitor your pet’s food intake to keep it at a healthy body weight. Regularly feed your dog 2-3 small meals instead of a single meal. The recommended amount of dog food for an adult Basschshund is 1.5-2.5 cups a day.

Interesting Facts

  • The Basschshunds have a distinctive deep, loud bark just like their parent breeds.

12 responses to “Basschshund”

  1. Kristen says:

    I have 2 brothers that are the most loving, mischievous boys. We got that at 6 months. They’re super cuddly, intelligent, and have more personality than any other dog I’ve had. They are hilarious. If you have a chance to get 2 puppy siblings, do it. They will keep you plenty busy but laughing he whole time.

  2. Cassie says:

    I have a recuse Basschund Bell she was 5 months old’ very sweet girl ,I never had to house train her , only problem I have with her is my daughter next door has dogs so she wants to stay there with them most time she comes home to jump in my bed sleep then gone again and might even spend the night, They have their on mind and wont listen but really a great companion to have.

  3. Brian says:

    Is it safe for a basset hound to breed a mini dacshhound

  4. amy morris says:

    I have Basschshund dog. He is the best dog I could of ever asked for. He is now 16 years old. I have had him since he was a new little puppy, and together we have grown for sixteen years together. He is all the things this website say’s he is. It defiantly sounds like I am describing a person but to our family he is. If you are thinking of getting a Basschshund defiantly do!!!

  5. Fred says:

    I have a basschund and it has blue eyes is that normal?

  6. Rozelle says:

    Just bought a baby girl. Amazing animal, would definitely recommend

  7. bobbie says:

    my dog is 1/2 basset and half dachhound and she had puppies and i have a gray and brown or blue and brown not sure what color to call it,but i was just wanting to know if that is a rare color for them. the puppies are 3/4 basset and 1/4 dachhound.

  8. molly says:

    Anyone selling Bassett cross dachsund? Manchester area?

  9. Gloria Stark says:

    We have a rescue Basschund. Vet thinks he may be 3 to 4 years old. He wasn’t socialized at an early age and doesn’t do well with strangers or most dogs, but he’s a sweet dog. He weighs 41.5 lbs.

  10. Poppy says:

    I have one of these dogs and she is such a good dog! she listens to her commands although at times does have selective hearing when playing with another dog. she loves to be out playing with other dogs and people off lead. If you are looking to get this breed of dog they are amazing and I wouldn’t swap her for anything. she is a well behaved dog at only 15 months old.

  11. Dan medley says:

    I’m interested in your basket Dash hound mix

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